2015 • 05 • 06
A short 10-minute ride south of El Nido town proper, Corong-Corong is a quiet hideaway featuring a wide, lazy spread beach surrounded by tall coconut trees and calm, shallow waters. It’s quite the perfect venue for a day spent lying in the sand, just reading a book, or working on your tan. You may opt to base your El Nido adventure here for a more peaceful and laid-back experience.
Nearest Airports: El Nido and Puerto Princesa
How to get there: All major airlines fly to Puerto Princesa, the Palawan capital. From there, board a Roro bus (P380, available every 2 hours from 6am-10pm) or Fort Wally van (P700, every day at 5am, 7am, 9am, 11am and 1pm) to El Nido. Travel time is 6-7 hours. Hail a tricycle at El Nido town/terminal to bring you to Corong-Corong (P15/person to the nearest drop-off point, can reach up to P150 if going further down the area.)
Where to stay: The area is quickly developing with many resorts already dotting the coast with rates ranging from budget-friendly (around 1k) to pricey (around 5k).
- Greenviews Resort El Nido – Contact 0905 315 6333 or 0921 586 1442.
- Orange Pearl Beach Resort – Contact 0919 418 8723.
- Las Cabanas Resort – Contact 0917 887 8808
Where to eat: There’ll be more food choices at El Nido Town but make sure to check out Republica Sunset Bar (Contact 0908 113 2386) for great food and a great view!
Don’t miss: Sunsets are definitely a highlight, make sure not to miss it!
If you have more time: Try the El Nido Palawan Zipline Adventure (P500 one-way, P900 roundtrip) at Orange Pearl Resort.